Archive: 08/31/2009

Platinum nanocatalyst could aid drugmakers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nanoparticles combining platinum and gold act as superefficient catalysts, but chemists have struggled to create them in an industrially useful form. Rice University chemists have answered the call this week ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Study reveals new genetic culprit in deadly skin cancer

Drawing on the power of DNA sequencing, National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new group of genetic mutations involved in the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. This discovery is particularly encouraging ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Genetics
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New developments in reproductive medicine

Three out of ten women who undergo polar body diagnosis go on to have a child. The extensive technique of polar body analysis (PBA) is described by researchers in reproductive medicine at Lübeck, Germany, in an article in ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Other
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Childhood obesity: The increasing vascular drama

Obesity is one of the most important health problems in industrialized countries irrespective of socio-economic status, age, sex or ethnicity. The prevalence of childhood obesity in children has reached alarming levels, even ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Health
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The effect of economic recessions on population health

Paradoxically, mortality rates during economic recessions in developed countries decline rather than increase, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In poor countries with less than $50 ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Health
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New family care model aids at-risk families

Many families struggle on a day-to-day basis with insufficient in-home care or problematic out-of-home care for their emotionally or behaviorally troubled children and adolescents. Researchers have recently shown that an ...

dateAug 31, 2009 in Social Sciences
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